My book holds the SKELETON KEY that unlocks the Riddle of Raintree County. I offer this painful story less from choice than from an obligation to history and to truth, in order that the truth will not die with me.
Squeamishness and mendacity, blood brothers, go hand in hand. Miss Manners plays no part this tragedy. Truth is not subject to etiquette or taste, and it is precisely because the truth about my father's brief, terrible life and his forlorn death is unspeakable that the truth demands to be told.
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About the Author
He was selected Fellow at The Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1969-70). In May 1971, Yale's seven undergraduate literary prizes were won by his students, with work written under his supervision. He has published novels, memoirs and literary criticism. His books have appeared in hardcover and paperback editions. One of his novels was optioned by Hollywood; another was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. His literary criticism appears in The Sewanee Review, Modern Fiction Studies, The Journal of Narrative Technique, The Hemingway Review, and in anthologies, including The Dictionary of Literary Biography. His Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Great Gatsby (Prentice-Hall) was in print for a quarter-century. For two decades Ernest taught English at The Ohio State University where in 1976 he was promoted to Full Professor and in 1985 was awarded the University's premier award for teaching excellence, "The O.S.U. Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching." He took "early retirement" after 28 years in full academic regalia, and has devoted himself to writing, jazz sax and clarinet, painting, family, and travel. Travels with Ernest (Rowman &
Littlefield Publishers), co-authored with his famous wife, sociologist and poet Laurel Richardson, was published in 2004. He delivered "The O.S.U. Department of English Fifth Annual Emeriti Lecture," April 8, 2010. Emeritus Professor of English at The Ohio State University, Ernest is a jazz musician and painter of award-winning paintings that have appeared in solo exhibits, galleries, and on the covers of books. He is father of three, stepfather of two, grandfather of eight.